BAKASSI LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL
V.
BASSEY

(2008) JELR 50967 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/64/2007 ·  10 Jul 2008 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA
Core Terms Beta
respondent
bill of charges
legal practitioner
professional fees
legal practitioners act
local government
b. o. bassey
legal practitioners
trial judge
law firm
recovery of professional fees
retainership agreement
akaahs jca
contract agreement
exhibits
writ of summons
bassey o. bassey
chief emmanuel etene
lead judgment
lower court
n1.2m
onnoghen jsc
particulars of the principal items
principal partner
reconciliation of account
respondent’s suit
statement of claim
bakassi local government council
conclusion suit nos
contentious matters
date of delivery of the bill
exhibits 4b
external solicitors
last address
law firm of bassey o. bassey
main bone of contention
orji-abadua jca
preparation of a contract agreement
principal items of his claim
professional fees of the plaintiff
provisions of section
recovery of charges
recovery of legal professional fee
required bill of charges
reserved judgment
senior counsel
such bills
sum of n1,500,000.00

AKAAHS JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment) : The plaintiff (now respondent) is the principal partner and head of chambers in the law firm called Bassey O. Bassey and Associates carrying on business at No. 31, Old

Odukpani Road, Calabar. The defendant/appellant appointed the respondent as its external solicitors by a letter dated 15 January 2001 for the sum of N1,500,000.00 (one million, five hundred thousand naira). A retainership agreement for one year was executed by the parties. By virtue of the retainership agreement, the appellant briefed the respondent to handle litigations on its behalf in court and prepare agreements. According to therespondent, he was partially paid by the appellant in line with the retainership agreement which payment was duly receipted for by the respondent. Despite forwarding his bill of charges to the appellant on 27April 2002, the appellant failed to pay and subsequently, he served the appellant with a statutory notice of intention to sue. On 12 November…

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